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Welcome to China and the start of your on the go adventure! Enjoy an arrival transfer to your hotel, where you can sit back and relax for the afternoon after your long flight.
This morning, we explore the heart of Beijing including the vast Tiananmen Square where Chairman Mao’s tomb and various monuments to the people are located. Dominating the city’s heart is the Forbidden City, a centre of power for five centuries and seat of the emperors. Entering through the Gate of Heavenly Peace (replete with Chairman Mao’s portrait), we enjoy a guided walk of this old city within a city. Tonight, we enjoy a Welcome Dinner of Peking Duck at a city restaurant.
Don some comfortable shoes. Today we drive out of the city to Badaling, where we can walk a section of the Great Wall. Some sections are fairly steep, but the walk on the vast wall that snakes for thousands of kilometres is one of those ‘must do’ experiences! Continuing a short distance from Badaling, we visit the tombs of the Ming emperors, before returning to Beijing for your relaxing evening.
Today we enjoy a visit to the Summer Palace with its UNESCO-listed imperial gardens, located on Kunming Lake. After which we head off to the famous silk alley markets.
Morning flight to Xian - Arrival transfer to hotel. Before visiting the Terracotta Warrior archaeological site, we visit a workshop where we see the process used to create the terracotta figurines. In battle formation, the Terracotta Warriors are one of China’s most awesome sights.
Today, we visit Big Wild Goose Pagoda and the Muslim Quarter. Encircling the old city is Xi’an’s medieval City Wall, where we enjoy a hired bike ride. Enjoy some free time to explore.
Today we bid farewell to Xian and head out to the airport for your flight to Shanghai. When you arrive in to Shanghai our guide will meet you at the aiport then a transfer to your hotel after a short rest he will take you the Shanghai museum.
After breakfast today we head top explore Shanghai. Once known for its decadent magnetism that attracted fortune-seekers and adventurers, Shanghai looks like a European city in a Chinese setting. A stroll along the famous Shanghai Bund confirms this. Today, we visit the Oriental Pearl TV tower, explore the Jade Buddha Temple, charming Yuyuan Gardens, and the Old City where we can opt to shop on Nanjing Road and also enjoy a short cruise on Huangpu river.
Travelling west, we journey to Suzhou in Jiangsu Province. One of China’s most charming cities, it’s fame rests on it’s waterways, and canals that are dotted with traditional bridges, houses and gardens. A cruise on the Grand Canal exposes Suzhou’s beauty. Renown for it’s silk, we also visit a silk workshop, before returning to Shanghai.
Today you bid farewell to one mega city to arrive in another. It's a short flight to Hong-Kong arriving there enjoy a smooth transfer to your hotel for he next days of free exploration time.
Over the next days enjoy your own time to explore this exciting, energetic city bursting at the rim with vibrancy.
Today we bid you farewell with a transfer to the airport in time for flight home.
About 100km northwest of Lijiang in Yunnan province is where the Yangtze River’s upper reaches, the Jingsha Jiang, channel with ...